We are starting a new song this week. It's a song first published in 1934 and featured in the Joan Crawford film Sadie McKee. It was a simple pop tune of the day but became popular enough to be recorded quite a bit over the years by many artists. Both Scott Hamilton and I were fond of it and decided to record it for our new CD, Swingin' Again. It a really fun song to play and we do it in the key of C. As always the chords are first so our first lesson is learning the chord progression and rhythm. Nothing unusual chord wise but lots of 2/5s in the progression. It's an A/B form instead of the most usual A A B A form. The song contains a beautiful uplifting melody that is fun to play. Get the rhythm down this week and next week we will start on the melody.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Chords and Rhythm Breakdown
Loop 10:02 Practice Loop of Chords and Rhythm
Loop 11:20 Practice Loop of Comping Style Rhythm
Loop 12:30 Closing Thoughts